Well....Have you ever heard of someone getting high approved by a physician when they weren't planning on it? That was me when I was sixteen years old. After taking Phenobarbitol for eight years, and it being a barbituate, I guess my body felt free. I was floating.
Tegretol was the medicine that replaced the Phenobarbitol. Juvenile Epilepsy was still the diagnosis. The only test done was an EEG at the doctor's office. Later I found out that my neurologist helped make MRI popular early using it for research. Thinking back now, I don't know why he never ordered one for me.
High School was fun since I was outgoing. I saw my neurologist yearly. One day when I called to get my prescription refilled, at nineteen. Then I found out that he released me to my family physician. SURPRISE!! So all I do now is get my prescription from someone who doesn't specialize in neurology? I did that for awhile, until I HAD to SEE a NEUROLOGIST.